ECIS 2008 Track on Human Computer Interaction at Galeway, Ireland

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field that has attracted many researchers, educators, and practitioners from many different disciplines. HCI has gained even more attention during recent years in which technology has developed at a fast pace. To better utilise this advanced technology, we need to better understand users, their tasks within different contexts, and the interplay among users, tasks, and contexts/ environments. HCI or Human Factors studies in MIS are concerned with the ways humans interact with information, technologies, and tasks, especially in business, managerial, organisational, and cultural contexts.

The aim of this track is to provide a forum for HCI researchers to acknowledge each other's work, and to discuss, develop, and promote a range of issues related to the history, reference disciplines, theories, practice, methodologies and techniques, new development, and applications of the interaction between humans, information and information technology. In an effort to bridge academic research and industry practice, both research articles and experience reports are welcome. The track is open to all types of research methodologies (e.g., conceptualisation, theorisation, case study, action research, experimentation, survey, simulation). Both completed and research in progress articles will be accepted.

  • The perceptual, behavioural, cognitive, motivational, and affective/emotional aspects of humans and their interaction with IT

  • User task analysis and modeling

  • Digital documents/genres and human information seeking behaviour

  • Informed user interface design and evaluation for all types of business and organizational applications, such as

    • B2B, B2C, C2C E-Commerce

    • E-marketplace and supply chain management

    • Group collaboration

    • Negotiation and auction

    • Enterprise systems

    • Intranets

    • Extranets

    • Small-screen mobile devices and pervasive computing

    • Multi-dimensional information visualisations

  • Integrated or innovative approaches and guidelines for analysis, design, and development of interactive devices and systems

  • Usability engineering, metrics, and methods for user interface assessment

  • Evaluation of end-user computing in a work or non-work environment

  • Information technology acceptance and diffusion issues from cognitive, behavioural, affective, motivational, cultural, and user interface design perspective

  • The impact of interfaces/information technology on attitudes, behaviour, performance, perception, and productivity

  • Issues in software learning and training

  • Gender and technology

  • Issues related to the elderly, the young and special needs populations

  • Other human factors issues related to human interaction with technologies

Important Dates Top of page arrow

  • Paper submission deadline: November 30, 2007

  • Notification of acceptance: March 3, 2008

  • Final papers submission deadline: March 31, 2008

  • Conference dates: June 9 - 11, 2008

Special Issue of the International Journal on Human-Computer Studies Top of page arrow

We are pleased to announce that the International Journal on Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS) has agreed to publish expansions of the best, completed papers from participating minitracks at the HCI track at ECIS 2008. Our special thanks go to the Editors-in-Chief of IJHCS, Dr. Enrico Motta and Dr. Susan Wiedenbeck, for their support of HCI research and AIS SIGHCI. Continuing the AIS SIGHCI tradition, we believe that this fast-tracking opportunity with a high-quality refereed academic journal will promote HCI research in the MIS community. The guest editors for this special issue will be Matt Germonprez, Chuck Kacmar, and Gabe Lee.

HCI researchers wishing to participate in this fast-tracking opportunity should submit their papers to the ECIS (or PACIS) HCI track. SIGHCI’s policies regarding fast-tracking with SIGHCI sponsored special journal issues and best paper awards at conferences are available at


Tentative Timetable:
  • 06/30/08: Invitation sent out to authors
  • 10/1/08: First submission
  • 12/1/08: Notification of first review
  • 2/15/09: Second submission
  • 4/1/09: Notification of second review
  • 6/1/09: Third submission (optional -- if needed)
  • 7/15/09: Final notification and acceptance decisions

Track Chairs Top of page arrow

Dr. Scott McCoy
College of William Mary
School of Business
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone: (757) 221-2062
Fax: (757) 221-
Andrea Everard
University of Delaware
Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-4677
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